Here’s how you can play NCAA Football again
PC gamers can turn ‘Madden 19’ into a college gridiron video game
College football fans have been desperately waiting for a new video game to drop since EA Sports shut down the NCAA Football franchise in 2013 (after NCAA Football 14) because of the NCAA’s preference that its athletes not get paid, which led to court cases. Colleges then stopped licensing their logos, uniforms and stadiums for video games.
Now, thanks to a community of gamers, there is College Football Mod 19, which uses EA’s Madden NFL 19 PC release as its base. The College Football Mod 19 demo, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers, is out now for Madden NFL 19 PC users.
Peep the gameplay video.
The demo allows you to replay the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship and has the real uniforms and rosters, as well as the Levi’s Stadium field, matching the real game.
The biggest thing missing revolves around audio. The best thing about college vs. NFL is the atmosphere, featuring fight songs and crowd chants. This will continue to be an ongoing project, so it is hoped that at some point the audio will be moddable.
— Shoop (@MSHOOP315) December 19, 2018
Due to Madden being capped at 32 teams, right now you only have the same number of options initially, but gamers will be able to swap out teams, so if your fave squad isn’t included, you can create them or import the team if someone already did the work for you.
While you don’t have access to all of the FBS squads, College Football Mod 19 does provide the opportunity to enjoy and fill the college football gaming void. In the future, there will be also a gameplay mod along with a graphics mod that will incorporate the biggest differences between college and NFL, such as changing the hash marks, one foot in bounds rule, PAT 3-yard line, no two-minute warning, and the clock stops on first downs.
You can check out how the mod is coming along, as well stay in the know about the official release by following College Football Mod 19 on Twitter.